Newsletter 11th July 22
Executive Headteacher: Mr. R. Barraclough Head of School: Mr. J. Molyneux
Monday 11th July 2022
Spiritual Reflection – In the Good Samaritan we see Jesus (Luke 10:25-37)
Yesterday was the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, when through the Gospel reading we celebrated the God who is close to us, in His word and as our neighbour. The Gospel reading was the well-known parable of ‘The Good Samaritan.’ As the image of the unseen God and the Good Samaritan, Christ is close to us in all life circumstances. So, the church urges us to acknowledge the presence of God both in his word and in our neighbours.
In the gospel, Jesus directed the young man to the scriptures. By doing this, Jesus tries to let him understand that we can find God in his Word, which is close to him. Therefore, to love God is to love his word. He then goes on to tell the story of the Good Samaritan. The word of God is personified in the Good Samaritan in today’s gospel. The word of God is Jesus himself, who speaks to us, and Jesus who is ever close to us like the Good Samaritan.
Today’s gospel also presents to us another way through which God is close to us. That is, in our neighbour. As a humble master, he is always available to us in simple ways and things. He is close to us in the scriptures, poor, just, pious, marginalised, sick, and weak. Like the Good Samaritan, if we search for God in these, we will find Him. The good Samaritan saw God in the victim and so was moved to help him.
The Good Samaritan represents those who seek Christ in the weak, wounded and needy. He represents those who are mindful of their neighbours and the wounded. Also, he represents Christ, who is always quick to come to our help when we are weak or feel abandoned. He is ever ready to help us recover from our injuries. He is so close to taking care of and healing us.
Virtues to live by
The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher.
RG: Sumayya RS: Brooke 1K:Alyaan 1/2 T: Austin 2B: Iqra 3C: 3/4MT: Wren 4C: Anna 5W: Nabiha 5/6B: 6CD: Omar
Teaching Staff Structure – Academic Year 2022-2023
Class OG Miss Gourmley
Class 0S Mrs Shuttleworth
Key Stage 1
Class 1K Mrs Kendrew
Class 1/2T Miss Tickle
Class 2B Miss Bradshaw
Lower Key Stage 2
Class 3CD Mrs Conley and Mrs Durkan
Class 3/4TA Mrs Turner and Mrs Adams
Class 4C Miss Cross
Upper Key Stage 2
Class 5W Miss Workman
Class 5/6B Miss Balmond
Class 6B Miss Burn
Head of School Recognition award
The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Head of School, Mr Molyneux .
2B: David A
Our star handwriters for the last week were:
Winners of the handwriting award will have their work displayed in school.
Class Attendance Award
Class 5/6B were the last weeks attendance winners with 98.06%.
Next academic year we will be moving suppliers to our new provider ‘Cool Milk’. Please look out for further information regarding this on dojo in the next few days.
Extra Curricular Achievements
Thandi won the rising star award at drama this weekend.
We would love to celebrate your child’s extra curricular achievements in our weekly newsletter. Please email any photos or information of rewards you would like us to share at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 11th July – Sports Day (weather permitting) Reserve date for Sports Day 14th July
Tuesday 12th July – Transition Day
Thursday 14th July – LKS2 Singing Assembly
Monday 18th July – Open Evening 4- 5.30pm
Wednesday 20th July – Y6 Leavers Mass/ End of Year Mass for Whole School at St Austin’s Church 10am – Year 6 parents invited
Wednesday 20th July – Y6 Leavers Assembly in school 2.30pm – Year 6 parents invited
Friday 22nd July – last day of term – school closes 3.25pm
A few parents have asked about Class Dojo Plus.
Class Dojo is free, forever. However there is a paid for add-on that parents CAN sign up for. If you want to do this, you can give your child “home dojo points” and use the same system at home as a reward system but this is NOT necessary.
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